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  • HR Compliance Changes Take Effect July 1; Trends Include Minimum Wage, Military Leave and Payroll Updates

    June 21, 2016

    HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.

  • Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance to Take Effect

    June 2, 2016

    The Minneapolis City Council has approved a comprehensive ordinance that will require private employers to provide sick and safe leave to employees starting July 1, 2017. Employers with at least six employees will have to provide paid leave. Those with five or fewer employees will be permitted to provide unpaid leave.

  • DOL Releases Updated FMLA Resources

    April 29, 2016

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released an Employer Guide to assist employers in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and a new version of the FMLA workplace poster.

  • Paid Sick Leave Expanding Into Los Angeles and Chicago

    April 27, 2016

    Los Angeles and Chicago employers may need to comply with new sets of paid sick leave rules based on proposed amendments to local minimum wage ordinances - perhaps as early as this summer.

  • HR Director May Be Individually Liable for FMLA Violations, 2nd Cir. Rules

    April 19, 2016

    In Graziadio v. Culinary Inst. of America, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the economic realities test used to determine who is or is not an employer under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • San Francisco Will Become First US City With Fully Paid Parental Leave

    April 15, 2016

    San Francisco will become the first US city to require employers to offer six weeks of fully paid parental leave to new parents. This groundbreaking ordinance will apply to same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

  • New York Provides Paid Family Leave, Sets Course for $15 Minimum Wage

    April 6, 2016

    With 12 weeks of paid family leave per year, New York will have "strongest paid family leave policy in the nation," according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

  • Paid Sick Leave Rule for Federal Contractors Proposed

    March 3, 2016

    The Department of Labor has published a proposed rule to implement President Obama's 2015 executive order requiring federal contractors to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. Under the proposed rule, employees could use their paid sick leave not only for their own conditions, but also to care for sick children, parents, spouses or partners.

  • Vermont Passes Paid Sick Leave Legislation

    February 23, 2016

    Vermont's legislature has passed a paid sick leave law (H.B. 187), which is now on Governor Peter Shumlin's desk for signature.

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News: HR guidance on various intersecting federal and state laws addressing employee leaves of absences.